Breed Spotlight: The Dominique

Breed Spotlight: The Dominique

Breed Spotlight: The Dominique Of the many different chicken breeds available in the United States, the Dominique is perhaps the breed most shrouded in mystery about its origin. The Dominique is reported as being the earliest breed of chicken in US history. The barred...
Top Breed Picks for a Family Friendly Flock

Top Breed Picks for a Family Friendly Flock

Top Breed Picks For A Family-Friendly Flock One of the most common questions we receive is whether it’s best to start with a flock of started pullets or a batch of day-old chicks? There are many benefits to starting with chicks, especially if you are looking for...
Breed Selections By USDA Plant Hardiness Zones

Breed Selections By USDA Plant Hardiness Zones

Chicken Breed Selections By USDA Hardiness Zones Oh my! Decisions, decisions, decisions! When selecting the right chicken breed or breeds it can be challenging especially when selecting breeds that do well in certain climates. Most chicken breeds are both cold and...
Which Is The Best Goose Breed for Me?

Which Is The Best Goose Breed for Me?

Which Goose Breed Is Best For Me? Geese have a reputation for being noisy and mean. While this may be true for some breeds, there are others that are quite docile and friendly (like the Large Dewlap Toulouse, White Embden or Sebastopol). Being social animals, they...
Breed Spotlight: New Hampshire Red

Breed Spotlight: New Hampshire Red

Breed Spotlight: New Hampshire Red Of the several chicken breeds that were developed in the United States, the New Hampshire Red is often overlooked by today’s modern homesteaders. However, during its development in the early 20th century, it filled an important role....